This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on Aoife Clarke’s appointment to Irish Spirits Association, Jameson Graduate Programme is looking for graduates and Bushmills release Red Bush in Idlewild.

So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.


Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Dec 14 - 2017

Aoife Clarke Appointed Chair of Irish Spirits Association

Beam Suntory’s Aoife Clarke has been appointed the chair of the Irish Spirits Association (ISA), the representative body responsible for promoting the interests of the Irish spirits industry. Clarke is taking over from John Harte of Donohoe’s Drink Company. She was previously vice chair of the ISA and will be the first female chair of the Association in its 20-year history. Pat Rigney of The Shed Distillery, the makers of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, has been appointed vice chair of the ISA.

Speaking about her appointment, Aoife Clarke said: “The Irish spirits industry is at an important point in time. The sector is undergoing vibrant growth and exports have increased substantially in recent years. Global sales of Ireland’s GI spirits – Irish whiskey, Irish cream and poitín – totalled nearly 16m cases or 200m bottles in 2016.


Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Dec 14 - 2017

Wicklow graduates needed to play their part in the Irish whiskey success story

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, is looking for applications from Wicklow graduates to join the Jameson International Graduate Programme. Irish Distillers is looking for more applicants to follow in the footsteps of Rory O’Sullivan from Wicklow Town and Louis O’Flynn-Martin from Greystones who are currently Jameson Brand Ambassadors in Nairobi and Kuala Lumpur respectively.

This unique programme is open to students from all backgrounds with a passion for brand marketing and sales and an ambition to grow the Irish Whiskey industry both at home and abroad. Today, there are 90 graduates working in 46 markets globally developing the Irish whiskey story as part of the Jameson International Brand Ambassador Programme, which was awarded the most popular FMCG graduate employer, as voted for by students, in 2017.


Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Dec 14 - 2017

Bushmills Red Bush Launched in Dublin’s Idlewild

The Dublin launch of Bushmills Red Bush, the first new expression from The Old Bushmills Distillery for the domestic market in nearly five years, took place recently at an event in Idlewild, Dublin.

The new whiskey launched at a Christmas party with a twist as guests were treated to the Bushmills Red Bush signature serve, the Red and White – one part Red Bush to three parts white lemonade, poured over ice and garnished with a wedge of lime. They were also treated to non-traditional festive bites, such as curry lime turkey skewers, and sausage rolls with apple and cranberry.

Unique Red Bush cocktails were created for the launch event, including a Cherry Old Fashioned: Bushmills Red Bush with cranberry and lime, and a Red Bush Boilermaker served with a glass of Idlewild Swinging Affair.



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